Gail Kachadurian McCallion

Special Counsel

Throughout her nearly 20-year legal career, Gail has gained valuable experience in a diverse range of practice areas. She has represented hotels, resorts, shopping malls, building owners, department stores and retail stores. She has also defended a multitude of lead paint cases and asbestos cases, as well as construction defect and employment discrimination cases.

Gail began her legal career working in general litigation. She then began representing plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases and assisted in a criminal trial for fraud and embezzlement. Her experience also includes defending cases against major airlines and defending the New York City Housing Authority in premises liability and toxic tort cases.

In 2000, Gail joined Jones Hirsch Connors Miller & Bull, where she represented major international hotels and resorts in New York, Florida and the Caribbean, shopping malls, department stores and retail stores in premises and product liability cases. She has also defended national rail carriers and an international boiler manufacturer in multi-venue asbestos litigation.

Prior to beginning her legal career, Gail was a member of the New York City Ballet Company under the direction of George Balanchine. Following her performing career, Gail owned and directed at two ballet schools under the name of The Dance Movement, while choreographing ballets for the Joffrey Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Boston Ballet and the School of American Ballet. Gail is also a recipient of a choreography grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Significant Representative Matters

Motion for summary judgment granted in favor of defendant where Court held that under Bahamian law, defendant established through compelling evidence that it breached no duty of reasonable care to plaintiff.

Motion for summary judgment granted in favor of defendant wherein Court held that plaintiff failed to proffer any evidence, direct or circumstantial, to overcome defendant's evidence establishing that it did not violate New Jersey's Dram Shop Act.

Motion for summary judgment granted in a case where plaintiff fell down a flight of stairs and broke both arms; Court held that plaintiff failed to establish a defective condition caused her injuries.

Published Works

"From the Source to the Mouth: What Can You Reasonably Expect to Find in Your Food," Fordham School of Law Environmental Law Journal, Fall 1993

Admissions
New York
1995
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
1996
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
1996
Supreme Court of the United States
2004
Education
Fordham School of Law (J.D., 1994)
New York University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1976)
Associations & memberships
New York State Bar Association
Year joined
2016